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Written By: - Date published: 10:30 am, April 29th, 2016 - 50 comments

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“Nick Smith reckons Akld housing’s more affordable now than before National came to power”

Memo from Crosby Textor: Murray McCully and the Hagaman donation

Written By: - Date published: 2:01 pm, April 24th, 2016 - 35 comments

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The Standard has obtained a copy of a Crosby Textor memo concerning risks posed by Murray McCully’s handling of issues surrounding the awarding of the contract for the Niue resort.

Rodney Hide – stupid, corrupt or both?

Written By: - Date published: 10:56 am, April 24th, 2016 - 60 comments

old and dirty toilet paper

Hide’s Herald piece today is straight out of Dirty Politics Farrar’s playbook.

The failed estate: Tick Tick Tick

Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, April 24th, 2016 - 22 comments

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Jim Parker criticises the actions of a Channel Nine film crew whose involvement in an international attempted kidnapping of two children raises ethical and legal issues.

Who is behind the New Zealand Initiative?

Written By: - Date published: 9:02 am, April 22nd, 2016 - 201 comments

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The New Zealand Initiative has produced a research paper attacking the proposal for a sugar tax.  But who is it and who is it speaking on behalf of?

Trying to spin the Hagaman donation

Written By: - Date published: 10:59 am, April 21st, 2016 - 122 comments

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Little is doing his job. Dirty Politics Farrar is spinning like mad. The real questions are – who knew about the donations, when did they know, and were they involved in awarding the contract?

John’s Key’s “lawyer” is not a lawyer

Written By: - Date published: 9:00 am, April 21st, 2016 - 187 comments

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John Key, explaining why he had an account with tax avoidance specialists Antipodes Trust Group, said he used the firm because his long-term friend, Ken Whitney, is a principal at the firm and has been his private lawyer for many years. The flaw in that theory is that Whitney is not currently a lawyer.

Coming Down To Beijing

Written By: - Date published: 7:03 pm, April 19th, 2016 - 85 comments

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Our Glorious Leader John Key Il is considering a formal extradition treaty with China. No doubt some genuinely bad people will be sent back, but China’s definition of ‘criminal’ is very, very broad. Why are we sucking up to a country lacking both democracy and a legitimate judicial system? Could it be the money? Could it be the pandas?

We used to be better than this. And not so long ago. Where did we go wrong?

Kiwi workers are pretty damned hopeless – says Bill English

Written By: - Date published: 4:03 pm, April 13th, 2016 - 205 comments

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National are now so convinced of their invulnerability that they have taken to actively insulting us. You couldn’t make this stuff up.

How much do you give John?

Written By: - Date published: 7:30 am, April 13th, 2016 - 30 comments

Key pledges salary to charity

Maybe this is why John Key does not want to release his tax returns.

Return of the living dead

Written By: - Date published: 8:41 am, April 12th, 2016 - 37 comments

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Don Brash has been resuscitated and is complaining about privilege and preferential treatment.  Not of rich old white people like himself but because Maori rights to Taonga may be recognised.

Imperator Fish: The terrifying cost of Labour’s UBI

Written By: - Date published: 8:01 am, April 1st, 2016 - 220 comments

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Imperator Fish warns us of the terrifying cost of Labour’s UBI.

It’s even worse than you think.

The sock puppets, the media and the UBI

Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, March 31st, 2016 - 116 comments

Jordan Williams

Labour’s discussion of a possible UBI is still generating debate.

Audrey Young trashed in her own comments section

Written By: - Date published: 10:13 am, March 28th, 2016 - 64 comments

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Young’s spin on the flag fiasco was – not well received.

Bunnings has no heart

Written By: - Date published: 12:33 pm, March 27th, 2016 - 47 comments

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Bunnings management has insisted that a defibrillator bought by the workers at its Dunedin Store be given away to charity.

Republican circus

Written By: - Date published: 8:34 am, March 26th, 2016 - 50 comments

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And now we have accusations of a sex scandal. Stick a fork in the Republicans, they are done.

The media treatment of Labour’s UBI discussion paper

Written By: - Date published: 7:30 am, March 24th, 2016 - 142 comments

sock puppets

John Key and an array of National sock puppets have misrepresented Labour’s UBI proposal as party policy and as being very expensive when it is not party policy and when a variety of different potential forms have been raised for discussion.

Why are we paying Key’s legal expenses for him?

Written By: - Date published: 8:27 am, March 23rd, 2016 - 81 comments

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Key backed down on using taxpayer money for his payout to Ambrose – but he is still using it to cover his legal expenses in the case. Why?

Exclusive: Tea Pot Tapes released

Written By: - Date published: 9:40 pm, March 21st, 2016 - 27 comments

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Now that the Key tea pot tapes defamation case has been settled and John Key has accepted that Bradley Ambrose accidentally recorded the content of Key’s discussion with John Banks the original tape can now be released …

National tricky on climate change aid

Written By: - Date published: 8:27 am, March 19th, 2016 - 10 comments

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TVOne has discovered that National’s preposed climate change aid spend announced at COP21 would result in a reduction in the amount spent compared to previous years.

Taxpayers Union is relaxed about Multinationals not paying tax

Written By: - Date published: 1:45 pm, March 18th, 2016 - 147 comments

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The Taxpayers Union has chosen not to criticise multinational corporation tax avoidance even though it increases the tax obligations of New Zealanders.

The “jihadi brides” lie

Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, March 17th, 2016 - 71 comments

Truth-and-Lies spin

Remember the “jihadi brides” – part of last year’s beat-up about the risk of terrorism in NZ? Yesterday the central lie in the story was revealed.

NRT: A waiting list by another name

Written By: - Date published: 1:32 pm, March 7th, 2016 - 38 comments

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I/S at No Right Turn on hospital waiting lists – and those that don’t even make it on them.

The All Powerful Labour Party

Written By: - Date published: 10:49 am, March 7th, 2016 - 66 comments

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Apparently the Labour Party is so all powerful and persuasive that roughly 2/3 of the electorate is under its spell. That bodes well for the next election!

Labour and the Keytruda campaign

Written By: - Date published: 11:50 am, March 2nd, 2016 - 64 comments

Andrew Little backing the dream-1-2

In a shock horror expose Andrew Little has been exposed as having had dinner with people who work for drug companies. Clearly according to some it is better for him to never meet these people. Or to stop having dinners.

Imperator Fish: On that restaurant guy’s bid for mayor

Written By: - Date published: 7:30 am, March 2nd, 2016 - 19 comments

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Imperator Fish analyses the implications of that restaurant guy’s announcement that he will also seek to become Auckland super city’s next mayor.

Key Derangement Syndrome

Written By: - Date published: 8:06 am, March 1st, 2016 - 232 comments

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A term made up by the usual suspects to mock and belittle any criticism of their primary asset.

Bridges to Nowhere

Written By: - Date published: 9:13 pm, February 29th, 2016 - 37 comments

de Joux says to go for the confusion technique. I'll play it as leader of the party and you say there was nothing wrong with a Ministerial request for data,  and then stay schtum. Got it?

Lying, incompetent or duped. One of these descriptions applies to Transport Minister Simon Bridges. He’s been sprung allowing Kiwirail to mothball a rail line he has repeatedly said was not under threat. What did he know and when? If he didn’t know, why the hell didn’t he know?

David Seymour thinks ACT is the environmental party

Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, February 27th, 2016 - 72 comments

David Seymour hologram

David Seymour will at ACT’s conference today outline why ACT and not the Greens is the real environmental party.

Old rich white man complains about another group receiving privilege

Written By: - Date published: 10:43 am, February 25th, 2016 - 84 comments

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In an apparent irony free statement Don Brash is complaining that young Maori woman Josie Butler may be the recipient of some privilege.

A very stupid petulant spoilt child whines again

Written By: - Date published: 4:47 am, February 19th, 2016 - 47 comments

the cane

Good news for law abiding bloggers, the foolish Cameron Slater has to find about 8k to pay for his latest legal hiding  by Matthew Blomfield. Whining about these actions to the press like Cameron always does, won’t stop the disciplinary actions. He needs to stop acting like a arsehole blogger.

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